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The Rise of the Irish in New York

Within the space of a few years following the Great Hunger, hundreds of thousands of Irish emigrants settled in New York quickly becoming one of the largest communities in the city.

These Irish emigrants are synonymous with slums, starvation, and misery; however, groundbreaking new research challenges this one dimensional stereotype.

While poverty was central to the lives of many Irish immigrants in the 19th century, it did not define their experience of New York.

In this episode, Prof. Tyler Anbinder from George Washington University shares stories from his research that reveals a very different history than we often imagine.

Based on his latest book, Plentiful Country, this interview will change your understanding of what New York was like for Irish emigrants in the later 19th century.

Check out Tyler's new book Plentiful Country 

Plentiful Country to buy here

There is an excellent audio version available as well

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